Where to stay? That is the most pressing question right now. The place is hardly thronging with tourists so a bed for the night shouldn't be hard to find at 6pm, all the same though I should get a move-on. Mr. P. offers to negotiate with Yeni's just across the street - 400 for a common room, 600 possibly for an en-suite and then that rises to 1000 Nepali Rupees. Eventually back to 600 for the en-suite which actually is very good value indeed, even by Nepali standards.
Yeni guesthouse, it's new, opened just a few weeks ago and no sign of a cockroach, ant, mouse or even a lizard, most unusual. No air-con but the ceiling fan is strong and it's still cool at night anyway, according to the forecast - 30 deg c by day and 20 by night. Bathroom fittings all new, clean and even the toilet shows little sign of any abuse! Yes, all things considered, quite a bargain at ￡3.82 including internet. Next door is the Laundry - 64p per kilo and opposite that is Mr. P's cafe with an average price of ￡2.30 covering breakfast and dinner!
Next, find somewhere to fix my cheap Primark jeans. Just yards further along is a taylors
and alterations - 64p to have the brass buttons replaced! Another bargain in the bag and I can collect tomorrow. And now for another bargain, food. Nepali Thali for dinner, a staggering 95p is the price.